Education Reform- Why Parents Voice Matters Assignment | Education Reform
please note that there are two separate blogs need to be done, each of them need about 550 words, the first article named “Education reform- why parents voice matters”, the second one is “5 tips to choose a public school for children”Remember the headlines and keywords you brainstormed in a previous project? Now is your chance to take those ideas to the next level.Pick (or pick and revise) a headline that you previously wrote. Your mission now is to write an entire article based on that headline (and related keyword)
The goal now is to write content related to these ideas that’s worth reading…easier said than done! So here are some tips to help you frame up your writing:
Length doesn’t matter (necessarily) – you may find advice online that suggests anywhere about 550 words as ideal. You can certainly use that as a guidepost, but don’t feel constrained…the data shows that both long and short posts have been successful.
Grammar matters (really) – have you ever had that cringing feeling when you read a misspelling or missing word online? Worst case, it creates confusion and you might distrust the site altogether. Make sure the article is spell checked and give it to a friend to proofread.
Make the article actionable – imagine someone reading the headline. What do you want them to believe afterward? Do you want them to change their mind? Do you want them to consider something that they never would before? Journalists write articles based on who, what, when, why, and how. The best online content also answers “why now?” Content that is urgent and timely wins the race for attention.
Try to be (a little) entertaining – education reform may not rank in the top trending phrases online. However, informative does not have to mean boring.
Be clear – not only with your word choice, but with the overall message and supporting data in the article. The best content takes a clear point of view – not weak or subtle. For example, “The Top 5 Beaches in the World” is more compelling than “A Few Beaches In The World That You Might Be Interested In”. Strive to be direct and definitive. Take a stand, make strong word choices, and don’t waver.